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Finian McGrath said he was working with Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty on a new payment to help ‘people with disabilities who are living in poverty’. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Independent Alliance is calling for an increase of €10 in some welfare payments next year, when Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will have sig(...)

Currently the unborn has an equal right to life as to the mother and abortions are only permitted when a mother’s life is at risk. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Cabinet is to be warned of the tight timeframe it must adhere to if it is to hold a referendum in May on removing the Eighth Amendment from the Co(...)

Speaking in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  said he would wait to hear the views of Fine Gael in the new year before the Government decided on a course of action. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have stopped short of publicly supporting the final recommendations of the Oireachtas com(...)

Sign language users will soon be able to access State services in their native language. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Dáil has passed legislation giving State recognition to sign language used by the deaf. It will now be designated as a native and independent la(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: Nothing that commits the EU to a specific Brexit time period. Photograph: The Irish Times

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU could take four to five years, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. He told the Dáil on T(...)

Repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution was proposed by Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan and passed overwhelmingly with the support of 13 other members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment spent over three hours voting on individual recommendations for their final report. The first propos(...)

 Independent TD Mattie McGrath. File photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has been strongly criticised for comments made about Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone. Mr McGrath was asked about the(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment is to recommend a series of changes to Ireland’s abortion legislation.

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment is to recommend a series of changes to Ireland’s abortion legislation, including allowing termination(...)

An additional € 10 million had been allocated for people with disabilities over and above what had been announced on Budget day in October.

A number of measures to increase supports for people with disabilities and their carers, such as increased respite hours and better access to local GP(...)

Repeal  activists outside the Dáil on a recent day  the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment was sitting.

Three Fianna Fáil members of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment have called for it to support making abortion available up to 12 weeks w(...)

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